Product Type: Tesco in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Some light pain relief
Tesco Ibuprofen Tablets
Member Name: FrostBite
Tesco Ibuprofen Tablets
Advantages: Relieves pain, Cheap
I am not a big fan of painkillers as previously mentioned I have a problem swallowing tablets and just about manage to save myself from choking each day on my vitamins; I also try to avoid them as I don't want my body to build up a pain relief resistance. However, on the odd occassion, for example once a month or when I get a horrible headache that keeps me awake I will reach for one or two ibuprofen.
Ibuprofen is know as a non steriodal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) which is used for pain relief, swelling and fever reduction. Ibuprofen has an action life of around four to eight hours with a dose of 400mg - 1200mg recommended per day for over the counter use. Ibuprofen is often used for muscle aches and pains, cold and flu, dental pain and swellings resulting from sprains etc.
I often buy Tesco ibuprofen with my weekly shop to have in the cupboard for myself and my partner (she has quite bad muscular pain). They are 28p for 16 caplets which is very good value, it is much cheaper than the branded versions and does the same job without the fancy name and pack.
The tablets are available in caplets form or round 'smartie' shaped tablets (they are not sweets though) for slightly more (30p). The box is a small cardboard oblong and this is recyclable. The box is a silver/grey colour with the Tesco branding at the top and Ibuprofen written largely on the front of the pack. Company information, barcode and warnings are included on the packaging plus braille as an aid for the visually impaired.
The ingredients are 200mg ibuprofen, sucrose and lactose.
Keep out of reach of children.
Not suitable for children under 12.
Risk of side effects for everyone.
Inside the box there is a very detailed leaflet detailing the full list of contra-indications and side effects of the medication. The leaflet also describes usage, the type of medicine and it is very useful to be fully informed if you are in any way unsure (if completely unsure of how to use the medication see a doctor). There are also two blister packs of 8 caplets, the blister packs are made of white plastic with a foil coating.
When I use ibuprofen I always make sure I have eaten food first as the common side effect can be stomach ulcers and I do not want to risk this. I often use ibuprofen for period pain and at the first sign of abdomen pain I take two tablets straight away and often repeat every six hours for two days. I find the tablets relieve the pain after about 1 hour and help my sleep greatly. If I am having an especially bad time I will take a couple of paracetamol with the ibuprofen as well which takes the edge away but can often leave me feeling cold.
I have tried ibuprofen when I have a headache and similar as above applies and the tablets work very well with this type of pain.
I find the caplets are easy to swallow despite the shape as they are coated and smooth, however if I do have trouble I use a carbonated drink which removes the feel of the tablet in my mouth so swallowing is more relaxed.
I have had no adverse reactions to ibuprofen so far.
I have tried branded painkillers a couple of times before and see no difference in the effectiveness of the tablets so I highly recommend these for their price and efficiency of helping to deal with pain.
Summary: A cheap way to relieve your pain.